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Lithuania is still a rather small tourist destination, but it has a wide range of cultural and outdoor activities that will make your holiday unforgettable. The mystical forest stretches for miles across the country and has been the link between Lithuanian nature and culture for centuries. Immerse yourself in the tranquillity of the forest and plunge into the vibrant city life of Vilnius!
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Destinations in Lithuania


Attractions in Lithuania

Forest as far as the eye can see

Lithuania is a forest country – large parts of the country are covered with deep green forest. Despite the industrialisation of the 19th and 20th centuries, nature is as alive as ever. Deep in the forests, wild nature experiences await you. Lithuania especially promotes eco-tourism – holidays as sustainable as possible. Get to know the country's heritage first-hand and immerse yourself in the wild world of the mystical forests.
Lookout Tower · Lithuania
Birštonas Observation Tower
Coast · Klaipėda
Dutchman’s Cap
Green and blue are the dominant colours of nature in Lithuania. Besides deep forests, the country is surrounded and criss-crossed by water. On the Baltic Sea, sand dunes invite you to explore, and in the middle of the country, one lake follows another – there are around 3000 natural bodies of water to discover here! Get ready for an unforgettable outdoor experience and enjoy the peace and quiet on the hiking and cycling trails.

Rome of the North - Lithuania's capital Vilnius

In 2009, the country's capital was named the European Capital of Culture, but the city has been the centre of the region for centuries. Vilnius is Lithuania's largest and oldest city, and its heritage is evident in the cityscape. Western and Southern European Gothic, Renaissance and vernacular Baroque buildings in the Old Town tell a rich story. The medieval alleys have therefore been protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1994!

Vilnius is called the "Rome of the North" because one church follows the next. The baroque towers dominate the cityscape and give it a touch of an Italian metropolis. Vilnius Cathedral was built in the 13th century, is the oldest church in the country and well worth a visit!


If you think Vilnius is all old walls, you are far wrong. The city is growing incredibly fast. The centre of business and politics is the "modern Vilnius" north of the Neris. Here you will find a lot of innovative start-ups, modern architecture and colourful hustle and bustle.

Top sights of Vilnius:

  1. cathedral square: explore several highlights in one visit. This is where the Neris and Vilnia rivers cross, which used to be an important trade route. There is also a statue of Grand Duke Gediminas, who founded the city in the 14th century.
  2. grand princely castle Vilnius: The magnificent fortress was extended with every ruler and is today a contemporary witness of the events in historical Lithuania.
  3. Gediminas Tower: grandiose observation tower dating from 1320. According to legend, the foundation stone for the city of Vilnius was laid here.